After a small seminar I’m doing okay in my typeface for a start but it has a bit of chaos and disorder to it so i need to refine it a lot more.
To begin i need to profile hannibal better, his personality and characteristics so i can restrict my typeface better to fit around these keywords:
So to me personally from watching hannibal in the new television series here are some key words that describe him for me and his personality:
- two sided
- puppet master.
Obviously some words i wont be able to translate into the typeface so i’ll pick out this handful to be able to use in characteristics of the font for some letters and not at all for others.
- Two Sided
These 7 words/double words work to define the character and i can use these to help me when looking closer at the typeface and narrowing down further what direction each letter will take.
Some more type letters i’ve scanned in need to do like 6-8 more pages i feel even if i just have sketches of one letter a few times as sometimes i draw a perfect one (or at least I feel).
Finally scanned in about 80% of my type letters (was trying to do a few more before scanning and and experimenting (which i’ll be doing the next couple days) Going to mess around with them and begin creating some imagery even if it’s not used. im behind cause of lack of motivation which is bad for me usually im quite motivated. But im happy now i see all these on screen it makes me want to use photoshop & a printer.
Spinto font, The lower case has some unusual shapes to help make this typeface it’s own adding a long length on letters below the baseline helps to achieve this having a variety of lengths on F,J & P in the lower case and Q in the upper. Although this isn’t very subtle as it could be this interesting shape may be nice to attempt in my typeface but more subtle a touch for the stylings of hannibal lecter. I also quite like the red pantone on this might come back and nick it for a swatch later on.
Some other experiments in my sketchbook of letters from last week though. I like a variety of thickness on my type it gives it that classic serif look and the sharp points give it that finish I want.
Doing some more sketch ideas for my typeface, focusing on the A for now both lower and caps. i quite like a mix of thin and thick in the serif as it gives it a classy/sinister look that i want. This is very reminiscent of Didot & Riven.
This Fridays book binding
This Fridays book binding was a great one it helped me fine tune my sewing skills doing a more intricate stitching bind then casing this inside a similar hardback method to last week but more durable and thick. Came out really well. still need to ask hannah can i redo the first session when she brings it back as i missed that one.
Loving this session though been the highlights of my fridays.
Book binding session a week before friday, forgot to upload my progress. this was a great session had fun learning one of the ways to make a soft hardback.